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Portland serial killer Jesse Lee Calhoun’s grim murdering spree laid bare: Monster slaughtered three women in 50 days then moved their bodies to evade cops

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A new indictment has shed light on how a suspected serial killer in Oregon murdered three women in just over 50 days and hid their bodies.  

Jesse Lee Calhoun, 39, was charged this month with the second-degree murder of Charity Lynn Perry, 24, Joanna Speaks, 32, and 31-year-old Bridget Leanne Webster.

A newly released indictment offered the first clear timeline regarding the women whose disappearances rattled the Portland area last year

As well as charges of murder in the second degree, he is also facing three counts of abuse of a corpse.  

The two-page document reveals little details but shows that authorities called in 16 witnesses for closed-door grand jury proceedings earlier this month.

The indictment accuses Calhoun of killing Perry on March 8, 2023, her body was found seven weeks later on April 24 near Ainsworth State Park. 

This undated photo provided by the Oregon Department of Corrections show Jesse Calhoun

This undated photo provided by the Oregon Department of Corrections show Jesse Calhoun

Charity Perry was murdered on March 8, 2023, her body was found seven weeks later on April 24 near Ainsworth State Park.

The indictment claims Calhoun killed Bridget Webster,seen here,  on April 26, her body was then found four days later in Polk County

A newly released indictment offered the first clear timeline regarding the women whose disappearances rattled the area last year. Charity Perry, left, and Bridget Webster, right, are both seen here

The family of Joanna Speaks had previously said that they believe she had died trying to defend herself

The family of Joanna Speaks had previously said that they believe she had died trying to defend herself

Ten days after that, he is accused of murdering Speaks, with her body being found three weeks later in an abandoned property in Ridgefield. 

It was later determined that Speaks had been killed in Portland and her body then moved, autopsy details show she was killed by blunt force trauma to the head. 

Her death is the only one in the three in which the manner of death has been revealed. 

The indictment claims Calhoun killed Webster on April 26, her body was then found four days later in Polk County. 

Perry’s mother Diana Allen says her daughter was known to frequent an open-air drug market in downtown Portland where deputies say she was last seen. 

Allen only recently learned that her daughter had overdosed in the area on March 6 and was taken to hospital. 

The timing of her reported death just two days later is painful for Allen, who told NBC24: ‘That right there is the hardest thing to process.’

Now knowing the date of her death, Allen told the outlet she would be adding it to her daughter’s headstone. 

The family of Speaks had previously said that they believe she had died trying to defend herself. 

The body of Speaks was found three weeks after she died on an abandoned property in Ridgefield, seen here

The body of Speaks was found three weeks after she died on an abandoned property in Ridgefield, seen here 

Kristin Smith, 22, of Gresham, was reported missing on December 22, 2022

Ashley Real, 22, was the most recent victim: she was discovered on May 7

Calhoun has also identified as a person of interest in the deaths of 22-year-old Kristin Smith, left, and 22-year-old Ashley Real, right,

Her sister Robyn Speaks previously told KOIN: ‘She was fearless. I guarantee she fought back.’

Speaks had a seven-year-old daughter and two teenage sons according to her sister. 

Calhoun has also identified as a person of interest in the deaths of 22-year-old Kristin Smith and 22-year-old Ashley Real. 

Calhoun has a lengthy criminal record, with felony convictions dating back almost 20 years.

He was reportedly a talented artist, who told booking officials he earned his living painting designs on vehicles.

His first felony conviction was in 2004. He was arrested again in 2018, with meth, several guns, and more than 500 rounds of ammunition. 

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office called him a ‘prolific thief and career criminal.’ In 2019 he was given four sentences, set to run concurrently.

Calhoun has a lengthy criminal record, with felony convictions dating back almost 20 years

Calhoun has a lengthy criminal record, with felony convictions dating back almost 20 years 

Calhoun was one of 41 inmates whose sentence was lowered by one year in 2021 by then-Governor Kate Brown after they helped battle devastating wildfires in Oregon.

Calhoun was released from the Columbia River Correctional Institution on July 22, 2021, almost one year before his projected release date.

He had been serving a 50-month sentence for assaulting a police officer, trying to strangle a police dog, burglary and felony unauthorized use of a vehicle.

The 6ft, 4in suspect, who has a history of resisting arrest, jumped into the Willamette River in Milwaukie and tried to escape when found on July 6.

The DA’s office said that no date had yet been set for his first court appearance on the new indictment, and he remains in Snake River Correctional Institution. 



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